The Ants 😡 🐜 refers to a meme that originated from the popular video-sharing app TikTok. The format consists of a short clip where a person imitates an ant and puts his or her pointing fingers over his or her head, imitating the antennae of and ant. The person often acts out a scenario, such as throwing away fruit that has ants all over it. Captions saying “The Ants 😡 🐜” are always displayed on videos.
The format and has spread quickly on TikTok, due to its silly nature. It has become so popular that many people have created their own versions of “The Ants 😡 🐜”. Some of these variations include adding additional elements to the format, such as music and special effects, while changing the scenario one is depicting the ants in. It also spread to various other sites like YouTube, Instagram and Twitter.
“The Ants 😡 🐜” began spreading across the internet after the original TikTok of erinleexd was shared. Just three days after the release of the video, other versions by other TikTok users started popping up, imitating “The Ants 😡 🐜” in various situations. Soon, “The Ants 😡 🐜” became a popular topic and tag on social platforms such as TikTok, Twitter and Instagram. First, user @amysmvrcury tweeted a post only containing “The Ants 😡 🐜” repeatedly. One day later, user @gabillla tweeted “everyone’s always says the ants 😡 🐜 but no one ever asks how r the ants ? ?”
Since then, the phrase has been used in a variety of tweets and posts, often in reference to things that are annoying or bothersome. The expression has also been used as part of various hashtags such as #TheAntsAreAnnoying and #TheAntsAreComing.
The format has also been spread to YouTube where a largne numbero of compilations of “The Ants 😡 🐜” TikToks can be found.